A crematorium in Kingaroy has taken out the top award at the Australian Institute of Architects’ annual Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards.

Announcing this year’s winners, the 2011 Queensland Awards Jury Director Malcolm Middleton said the Kingaroy Crematorium by architectural practice JMA Architects Qld has received the 2011 Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year.

The Maleny Grove Live Life Village by architecture practice Riddel Architecture received the 2011 House of the Year.

Of the Kingaroy Crematorium, the jury said: “The architecture of death, farewell and contemplation is not often encountered in a new built form.”


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